THE OFFICATION OF DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON PENANG

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang

At The Offication of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

9am, 22 March 2018, Thursday

 

First and foremost, congratulations to Jamie Mead and his hardworking team at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang! 

This is truly an exciting day for Penang because DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is Malaysia’s first DoubleTree Resort as well as being the 50th hotel to be open in Asia Pacific. Amazing news indeed! 

Of all the beautiful states in Malaysia, we are proud to be home to the brand’s first property. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is truly a new resort for you to experience the best in a state that provides the best in comfort and cultural diversity. 

Penang as a state, records one of the highest number of visitors, (and growing Year on Year), hence it is timely that this property will also be Penang’s first Hilton-branded property. My own question to Jamie Mead is – what made you wait so long? (*light hearted moment).

Visitors to the state come for many different reasons, or rather, they come to do many different things – from eating some of the best cuisines Malaysia has to offer, to enjoying the beautifully restored architecture of the buildings of Old Penang, to soaking in the Baba Nyonya culture. And now with DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, there is even more reason to visit! Not forgetting TeddyVille Museum, Malaysia’s first teddy bear-themed museum, which is also set on this property!

Jamie shared that the property has a variety of guestrooms that meet the needs of every kind of traveler, from a solo businessperson to entire family groups is a family focused, full-service resort complete with a Kid’s Club – this is an all-encompassing resort retreat indeed! DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang has 316-rooms which makes this an amazing resort welcoming tourists from near and far for both leisure and business travelers. 

Ladies and gentlemen; 

Like its warm signature DoubleTree Cookie as well as its memorable hospitality, visitors will truly enjoy their stay here at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. 

Thank you and have a good day ahead! 

MAJLIS PELANCARAN PROGRAM PENGASINGAN SISA DI PUNCA KADUN SUNGAI PINANG (JALAN PENAWAR)

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Ucapan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

Sempena Majlis Pelancaran Program Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca

21 Mac 2018  8.30 malam di Jalan Penawar

Salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan terima kasih kepada ADUN Sungai Pinang, YB Lim Siew Khim dan semua penduduk kawasan Jelutong Barat terutamanya untuk sama-sama hadir bagi memeriahkan Majlis Pelancaran Program Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca KADUN Sungai Pinang. 

Ini sekaligus menunjukkan keprihatinan kita semua terhadap penjagaan alam sekitar dan pengurusan sampah yang baik.

Seperti mana yang semua sedia maklum, Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang telah menetapkan 1 Jun 2017 yang lalu untuk penguatkuasaan Dasar Pengasingan Sisa di Punca di seluruh negeri Pulau Pinang.  Pengasingan sisa di punca adalah “proses mengasingkan sisa pepejal yang dihasilkan di punca mengikut komposisi sisa pepejal iaitu sisa kitar semula (kertas, plastik, tin aluminium) dan sisa baki (sampah kotor, dan sisa makanan)”

Tujuan utama penguatkuasaan Dasar Pengasingan Sisa di Punca di seluruh Negeri Pulau Pinang adalah:Untuk mengurangkan pencemaran alam sekitar serta menjaga keseimbangan ekosistemUntuk mengurangkan kos pengurusan sisaUntuk mengurangkan penjanaan sisa yang semakin meningkat ke tapak pelupusan sampahUntuk memanjangkan tempoh hayat tapak pelupusan sampah Pulau Burung

Dalam usaha untuk menjadikan Pulau Pinang sebagai negeri hijau pertama di Malaysia, Kerajaan Negeri melaksanakan Dasar Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca bagi mengurangkan penghantaran sisa ke Tapak Pelupusan Sampah Pulau Burong. 

Negeri Pulau Pinang telah mencatatkan kadar kitar semula yang tertinggi di Malaysia, purata sebanyak 38% berbanding kadar kitar semula peringkat kebangsaan, iaitu hanya 22%. Setiap hari, setiap penduduk negeri Pulau Pinang membuang secara purata 1.2 kg sampah dan oleh itu sejumlah 1,800 tan sampah dikutip dari seluruh negeri untuk dilupuskan di tapak Pelupusan Pulau Burung. 

Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) iaitu Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang (MBPP) dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) telah memperuntukan RM103.5 juta dan RM102.17 juta masing-masing dalam bajet tahun ini bagi menguruskan sisa pepejal dan pembersihan awam. Dengan tambahan penduduk, kos pelupusan pasti meningkat. Kejayaan program ini bukan sahaja akan menahan kenaikan kos tetapi dapat mengurangkannya.

Oleh itu, salah satu cara yang dapat dilakukan bagi membantu mengurangkan kenaikan kos ini adalah  dengan membantu mengurangkan jumlah sisa yang dijana dengan mempraktikkan amalan hijau seperti kitar semula dan pengasingan sampah di punca. Saya difahamkan terdapat 9 buah pangsapuri yang mengambil bahagian dalam Majlis Pengasingan Sisa Dipunca pada malam ini. Antaranya adalah seperti berikut: 

a) Perbadanan Pengurusan Sri Wangsa 1

b) Perbadanan Pengurusan Sri Wangsa 2

c) Badan Pengurusan Taman Cemerlang

d) Perbadanan Pengurusan Taman Lita

e) JMB Taman Sinar Pelangi

f) Badan Pengurusan Bersama Taman Jelutong Jaya  Blok 1

g) Taman Jelutong Jaya Blok 3

h) Badan Pengurusan Bersama Taman Pelangi Indah  Blok 98

I) Badan Pengurusan Bersama Taman Pelangi Indah  Blok 99

Kesemuanya terdiri  daripada 2,500 buah unit dengan anggaran seramai 10,000 penghuni. Bayangkan 1kg sampah dibuang oleh seorang setiap hari, maka sebanyak 10,000kg sampah (anggaran 5 hingga 6 lori) perlu dihantar ke tapak pelupusan sampah di Pulau Burung. Lama-kelamaan, tapak pelupusan akan penuh dan adalah sangat mencabar mencari tempat baru di tempat lain.  Jika 50% dapat dikitar semula, maka cuma 6000 kg yang perlu diuruskan. 

Akhir kata, saya ingin menyeru agar kita semua supaya dapat melibatkan diri dalam program Pengasingan Sisa Di Punca demi alam sekitar dan masa depan anak-anak kita mulai hari ini juga. 

Saya dengan rasa bangga dan gembira, mengumumkan  Pelancaran Program Pengasingan Sisa di Punca KADUN Sungai Pinang.

Sekian, terima kasih.

PENANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING EXPO

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
Penang International Wedding Expo
17 March 2018, 3pm @ SPICE

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The First Penang International Wedding Expo, also known as PIWE 2018 organised at a cost of RM608,000 funded by the Penang State Government and Penang Global Tourism.

Penang is well-regarded by international travellers and businesses from around the world. We have attractions for tourists, especially couples who are looking for a unique wedding and a honeymoon destination. UNESCO’s recognition of George Town as a World Heritage site has also added to Penang’s many alluring charms.

In a recent accolade, Time Magazine online listed Penang as one of the 10 Amazing Asian Vacations That Won’t Cost a Fortune. Soon-to-be brides and grooms can choose Penang as a wedding destination.

On the same note, CNN also listed Penang as one of the 17 Best Places To Visit in 2017 and on a delicious note, two of Penang’s street food made it into the World Street Food Top 50 list at the World Street Food Congress 2017 and Penang’s Assam Laksa once again takes 7th Place in CNN’s listing of The World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods.

The First Penang International Wedding Expo seeks to promote and encourage the wedding and tourism industry as to be a Top Wedding Destination. I was also informed that PIWE 2018 is the first wedding expo of its kind to offer quality products of bridal houses, hotels & resorts, unique venue rentals, wedding services, wedding planners and food & beverage services from the local bridal services and tourism arena.

I am pleased that exhibitors and buyers alike have joined PIWE 2018 to build individual business networks between the Penang and South East Asian market of top wedding suppliers and hotel chains in the industry. Penang is indeed an ideal location for weddings.

I wish all participating exhibitors and buyers in the wedding industry every success in promoting Penang’s wedding tourism.

Thank you